Annual Meeting 2015

Annual Meeting Schedule - October 22-23, 2015

Thursday, Oct 22, 2015

7:30 am – 10:00 am         Registration

8:00 am – 9:30 am           WHSLA Board Meeting – Continental Breakfast Provided by the Hilton

10:00 am – 10:05 am       Welcome & Opening Remarks

10:05 am – 11:30 am       Keynote Address : Libraries Lift Limits on Learners: Libraries as Agents of Change Across the Educational Continuum

                                    Speaker : Dr. Dipesh Navsaria, MPH, MSLIS, MD will be discussing his journey to library school in the midst of health care training, what he learned in library school, and his                                        observations about how librarians can remake clinical training to be so much better than it currently is.  Expect him to discuss a bit about what he formally does to connect                                            clinics with children’s literature, as well as the role of information-related behaviours in the clinical realm.

11:30 am – 12:15 am       Lunch –  Sponsored by WHSLA

12:15 pm – 12:45 pm       WHSLA Business Meeting

1:00 pm –2:00 pm            GMR Update - Carol Bean

2:15 pm – 3:15 pm           World Café Session 1 – Leader: Marie Janz

3:15 pm – 3:30 pm           Refreshment Break – Sponsored by WHSLA

3:30 pm – 4:00 pm           World Café Session 2

4:30 pm – 5:30pm            Local HSL Library Tours

5:00 pm – 8:00 pm           Social and dinner  - Sponsored by WHSLA. Dinner will be at Becket’s in Oshkosh. The social will be Madison Ballet's Dracula- A Rock Ballet at The Grand Opera.

Friday, Oct. 23, 2015

7:15 am – 7:45 am            Sunrise Seminar (Presuming this will be labeled as “Sponsored by WHSLA”)

8:15 am – 12:15 pm           CE : WordPress - Kyle M. L. Jones

WordPress is simple to use, easily customizable, and popular in libraries as an open source content management system. In this workshop, you will begin learning the basics of WordPress sites with hands-on exercises, and the instructor will move you towards more advanced topics, like theme editing and multi-site administration, through demonstrations.

In this workshop, you will learn: pros and cons of choosing WordPress for your website; how WordPress structures its content; how to manipulate and customize architectural  features for aesthetics and findability; where to find, how to install, and how to manage additional themes and plugins; how to access, enable, and administer WordPress Multi Site, an extension of WordPress that allows for multiple sites; and general tips and tricks for making the most of your WordPress site. 
Instructor: Kyle Jones, a doctoral candidate at UW-Madison SLIS, has co-authored two books on using WordPress (Learning from Libraries that Use WordPress and Using WordPress as a Library Content Management System) and brings to the course years of experience building a variety of WordPress-based websites for libraries, professionals, and instructors and learners in social learning environments. He co-taught and developed the Hyperlinked Library MOOC course site, which supported the teaching and learning experience for over 350 library professionals.

1:00 pm – 4:00 pm              CE: Beyond Searching - Catherine Arnott-Smith

In this workshop, you will learn about the analysis of literature searching. Including: 

      How to go beyond just finding search results. How to analyze your findings to best meet the needs of your faculty and staff. 
      Information on conducting systematic reviews. 
      How to synthesize your results. 
      And how to go beyond just finding the best information available, and how to provide the best value to your results.

Instructor: Catherine Arnott Smith is a former medical librarian (Northwestern University and Lincoln National Reinsurance Companies) and has an AMLS and M.A. in American History/Archives Administration from the University of Michigan (1992). She was a National Library of Medicine Predoctoral Trainee in Biomedical Informatics at the Center (now Department) of Biomedical Informatics, University of Pittsburgh, from which she received her MSIS (Information Science/Medical Informatics) in 2000 and her PhD (Library and Information Science/Medical Informatics) in 2002. She was promoted, with tenure, in 2012 and is now Associate Professor and coordinator of her school’s archives program. In 2012 she was named a Discovery Fellow attached to the Living Environments Laboratory (LEL), Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery. The LEL, directed by Professor Patti Brennan (Industrial & Systems Engineering/Nursing) focuses on the use of information technology to improve health in the home, including but not limited to applications of virtual reality through an immersive CAVE. She teaches courses in online searching, consumer health, folksonomies and information retrieval, and health information systems. Her current research centers on problems of consumer health vocabulary and consumer interactions with clinical terminology, in spaces from public libraries to personal health records to disabilities services centers. Professor Smith has published widely in the biomedical informatics literature as well as health sciences library and information science.